Friday, 25 July 2014

Titan Comics 10.1 and 11.1

The other news of the week is the first issues of Titan Comics’ series for the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. Not the first time a Doctor has had a monthly, but I believe the first time previous regenerations have.

Siskoid already reviewed them here and here, and all I would add is the 10 is an interesting setup and 11 is a nice single issue...

So I’ll talk about them gamewise.

Deep Breath is coming to cinemas

The first adventure for the Twelfth Doctor. Countries besides us not yet confirmed. When the big 3D anniversary special did it, it was big, and in 3D. Is Deep Breath that big, and is it in 3D? We shall see.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Nelson Mandela

A lovely and touching Google Doodle to celebrate what would be his 96th birthday.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

As an inspiration, perfect. As a Celebrity Historical, too soon.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

So you meet your parallel universe self...

And they are so much cooler than you...

... happens to the star of You Me & Her thirty times.

That has to give a person issues.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Votes for women was only the beginning

Emmeline Pankhurst celebrated with Google Doodle on the, er, 156th anniversary of her birth. The Suffrage movement was a sea-change in politics here, with plenty of drama and action. And altering history so it failed... well, that change probably would not last much past the Great War, but changing the balance of equality could really mess with social history for the century since.

Meryl Streep is to portray Mrs. Pankhurst on film soon, but for Doctor Who, perhaps go for the Up The Women version played by Sandi Toksvig in an an enormous hat.

Monday, 14 July 2014

A hint of things to come?

If true, spoilers... for the new title sequence.

According to Bleeding Cool, the leaked scripts include a credit that the titles are based on an original idea by Billy Hanshaw.

Which is one of those great CGI artist fans who made a title sequence and put it online.

So we have a Doctor who wrote and drew for fanzines in his teens, and a title sequence based on fan art.


Friday, 11 July 2014